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Old 03-26-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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I have installed a 2x6 sub floor in my basement. I am installing a master bath in the basement with a saniflo system to handle the waste from a tub, toilet, shower, and vanity. The saniflo manufacturer details indicate the requirement of six inches below the shower and tub to allow for a P trap installation. My plumber is telling me that I have to raise the shower and tub an additional six inches for this system to be installed which will result in a step up into the shower. Is this additional six inches required or can the P trap and system be installed under the 2x6 sub floor that has been installed?

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I would ask him to think long and hard. There are creative ways to trim a little elevation on the pipe layout. But I'm in no position to say that he can plumb it all in 6".

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Thanks, That's kind of what I was thinking. Just don't understand why he needs 12" to plumb this system in.
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Thanks, That's kind of what I was thinking. Just don't understand why he needs 12" to plumb this system in.
i haven't installed your system before so I don't know the pumps connection height. But I do know that a 3" 90 and toilet flange, plus grade will be close, if not more then 6". Then you still have to the tub and lav to pipe...
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The saniflow tank sits on the floor. You grade the pipes upwards to the fixtures. When you get to the shower, the shower needs to be elevated 6" so there can be a p-trap under it, as does the tub if it's a seperate fixture. Building the 6" subfloor for the entire bathroom was a waste of time if you did it just for the saniflow system. You were better off using regular fixtures. Cut the heck out of it for the drain pipes, and drain to a sump. Around here saniflows are $1000, you can buy a tub, toilet, sink and sump and all the pipe for that. Your plumbers right.
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